May 4, 2017

Apple debuts new Web page to tout its role in creating two million jobs

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Apple has added a new page on its Web site devoted to all the jobs that the company has created, both the 80,000 in its own company and the two million total jobs it says it has created in the broader economy.

The move follows comments Tim Cook made earlier on Wednesday stressing the role that Apple has played. Cook also announced Apple's plans to invest $1 billion in a new fund designed to spur advanced manufacturing in the U.S.

On the new site, Apple offers a state-by-state breakdown of the jobs, which include 450,000 attributable to its U.S. suppliers and 1.5 million in app development. It says 90,000 supplier and manufacturing jobs have been created in just the last year.

Why now? Apple is looking to show itself as a major source of U.S. jobs even though final assembly of nearly all its products are done overseas.

Here are some of the charts Apple uses to show its efforts:

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Milwaukee Molson Coors brewery complex on Wednesday, including the shooter, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at an evening press conference with local police.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. Police chief Alfonso Morales told reporters that officers have "more than 20 buildings we have to secure" at the complex and they do not currently have all employees accounted for, as more than 1,000 were at the complex during the shooting.

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Live updates: CDC confirms possible community spread of coronavirus

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U.S. clinicians have found the novel coronavirus in a person who did not recently return from a foreign country nor have contact with a confirmed case, the CDC said Tuesday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,700 people and infected over 81,000 others. By Wednesday morning, South Korea had the most cases outside China, with 1,261 infections. Europe's biggest outbreak is in Italy, where 374 cases have been confirmed.

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Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response


President Trump announced at a press briefing Wednesday evening that he'll be putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the administration's response to the coronavirus.

The big picture: In the wake of a market sell-off and warnings from health officials that there's a real threat of the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump sought to reassure the nation and Wall Street that the U.S. is "ready" for whatever comes next.

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